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RoseAnnette
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   Posted 4/15/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else ever get this? My diarrhea has been in control since I started taking Asacol ( I get bouts every now and then ) but even if its a normal BM I get dizzy after.. Lately I've had a lot of dizziness either way.. I am staying hydrated so I dont know what could be causing this??
RoseAnnette
 
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Zanne
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   Posted 4/15/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
It could still be an electrolyte imbalance. Depending on what you are re hydrating with you might want to talk to your doctor about getting a basic blood work up done just to check out what might be going on.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


RoseAnnette
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   Posted 4/15/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Zanne-- My doctor just got all of my bloodowork back a couple of weeks ago. Everything was ok except for my Sedimentation Rate (38) and my White Blood Cell Counts were 1 point higher than normal. I work in an office so Im not doing anything strenuous or too tiring.. I just dont understand where all of this dizziness is coming from?? Im lost.. I have an appointment with her on the 22nd to go over my Upper GI and SBS results.
RoseAnnette
 
**Keep Moving Forward**
 
~Asacol 400mg 2 pills 3x's a day
~1 Vitamin B12 a day
~Awaiting biopsy and bloodwork results.


flowery
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   Posted 4/15/2010 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I always get dizzy when my potassium is off. My tends to run low after bad D.
Flowery
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!
 
 
               
                        


NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 4/15/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Low blood pressure?

Irishmom4
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   Posted 4/15/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been dealing with this for years. I was even sent to an ENT doc and he said he thought it was metabolic. when I told my GI, who sent me there in the first place, he just shrugged his shouldners. By any chance are you fair skinned? My GP blames it on my light skin and red hair. I just have learned to live with it.

Elizabeth
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.
 


RoseAnnette
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   Posted 4/15/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually, no Im not.. I am Puerto Rican and I have tan skin with dark brown hair. NiceCupOfTea---Every time I go to the Dr. my blood pressure is low but they hardly ever seem concerned by it. I have had Potassium issues in the past but I am just not sure where this is coming from :(
RoseAnnette
 
**Keep Moving Forward**
 
~Asacol 400mg 2 pills 3x's a day
~1 Vitamin B12 a day
~Awaiting biopsy and bloodwork results.


NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 4/15/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, low blood pressure can cause dizziness. If you get dizzy upon getting up suddenly from a sitting or lying position, that's probably because of your low blood pressure.

There's other reasons for dizziness, though. Unfortunately they would appear to be wide-ranging and not easy to pin down :-/

www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Dizziness-Giddiness-and-Feeling-Faint.htm

Ashworthml
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   Posted 4/15/2010 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I get dizziness when my blood pressure goes low, I know this sounds silly, but it's actually what the doctor told me to do, and it works, Have a spoonful of marmite or yeast extract, if you can tolerate it, I usually have a piece of bread and butter with a large helping of marmite on and it does bring my blood pressure up within a reasonable amount of time, then after that I feel fine again.
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
questran light (3 sachets/day), 3 monthly B12 Injections


WriterMum
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Salofalk, which I think is the same as Asacol, and I think dizziness is a side effect of the medication. Obviously if it is having a dangerous effect you should deal with it. Also, all side effects should be checked with your doctor. When I am flaring my dizziness is definitely worse.
45 years old. Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's in April 2005. Hiatus hernia diagnosed in 2008. Had Crohn's under control until March last year when I had a major flare up and ended up in hospital. Diagnosis is now CD and IBS. Getting it under control again.
Currently taking: Salofalk 2000 mg, Nexium, Calcium and Vitamin D, Matamucil, Yogurt for probiotics, Salofalk suppositories as needed.


MToronto2
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I am having a dizzy day myself today. Hate them.

Many of the comments are probable, including the 'hard to pin down.'

Potassium can be transient, so unless you get blood work done right after a poop fest, it may not read on blood work. If you can have some dairy, or ripe bananna if you have strictures, mashed -- those chunks can stay that way for a while.

Low BP can cause it, but if it's always low, then it's something else, I think. So can low blood sugar...

Keep in mind we have an inflammatory condition, and that's as much a part of the problem.

Try to have sweet and salt in your diet.

We having fun yet?

BE well all,
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.


BackyardBirder
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   Posted 4/19/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Im new here and just joined so I could comment on your post. You might be having a toxic reaction to your asacol if it has salicylic acid in it (which I think it does) I am suggesting this from my experience this past year. I was put on Pentasa a year ago, and a month and a half later started experiencing major vertigo and plugging of my ear. It got worse and started happening about every 3 days or so. I would end up on the floor for 6-8 hours until it passed. I went to and ear doctor and many tests run by him and treatments. Even had and MRI done on my head. He thought I might have Meneires (sp) and prescribed anti-nausea pills and valium for when the problem would happen. I could go from feeling fine one minute to a matter of seconds and be on the floor. This went on for 9 months and no doctor ever considered that it could be from any prescriptions I was taking. My mother was reading about the side effect of a cholesterol pill she was taking so I decided to read the pamphlet on my pill. It was not listed in any of the side effects so I thought nothing more of it. Later I read the entire pamphlet (you know, when you have time to kill while sitting on the throne!) even through all of the tests and studies part and on the back side way at the bottom, it had a section on the toxicity of salicylic. Vertigo and tinnitus was listed in that section with other problems, but supposedly rare. I decided to try a self test and stop the pentasa to see if it would go away. It took about a month for it to fade, but for the most part the dizzy is gone. I stopped the pentasa in Nov. 2009 and it April 2010, I still get the vertigo about once a month, but it is bearable and does not put me on the floor. It was very hard to convince the dr. that this was/is the problem, but I am proof. So, this is just another suggestion along with everyone else's, that you might want to consider. I hope you find an answer to your problem. Spending 9 months with vertigo was awful. I am so far enjoying this years spring. Good luck to you.

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   Posted 4/19/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
HI and thank you for story n input
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